MG Motor has announced its plans for the Indian market. The company, in its first press conference, revealed that its first vehicle in India would be launched in the second quarter of 2019 and it would be a SUV. It would be introducing one new product in the Indian market every year, going forward. In addition, MG Motor India has also started inviting dealer prospects for its dealer road shows scheduled to be conducted in Mumbai on March 28, in Delhi on April 6, and in Bengaluru on April 16. The British brand is also upgrading the Halol plant, which it acquired from General Motors earlier.
Commenting on the company's plans for the market, Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, "The MG brand seeks to embrace the incredible technology of the future while cherishing its great British heritage. We are moving forward swiftly on out India strategy and building a strong organization to embrace the future. Our aim is to provide vehicles that will be new-age and very contemporary, with a premium image and great value." It was further announced that MG Motor India, backed by the strong R&D efforts of its parent company SAIC, is also actively considering offering new energy vehicles while keenly looking to collaborate with all the stakeholders involved to implement the technology commercially.
MG Motor would provide employment to 1000 individuals in 2018 in India. Currently, female employees account for 22 percent of the company's total workforce on the global level. "We aim to increase the number of female hires in the near future. This will make a difference and put them in the driver's seat in the company, thus breaking the monotony in this industry," Chaba said. The company is constructing a new press shop and the modification of assembly lines and other facilities at the Halol production plant. This work is progressing at a fast pace in order to accommodate the launch of its first vehicle by mid 2019 in the country. It has also initiated talks with various suppliers to achieve high levels of localisation.